Let’s Give God Some Credit

Late last week an I-5 freeway bridge over the Skagit River fell into the river, taking a few cars with it. All drivers and passengers walked away, after being pulled out of the icy cold water.

My thought when I heard this – “Praise God.” It could have been so much worse. Then I got to thinking, when bad things happen people ask, “How could a Good God let this happen?” Well, where’s talk of God when tragedy is averted? Twenty-four people were killed last week in Moore, Oklahoma,¬†when a major area was leveled by a tornado. Every life is important, and I am sorry for the loss, and yet I am amazed at the number saved.

Maybe I’ve been doing too much spiritual practice, but I see the “hand of God” everywhere. I’m not sure we as a species would still be around without some Divine Intervention.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama